Malteaser cake

If you’re anything like us you’ll probably have received a glut of chocolate over Christmas, or you’ll have vastly overestimated the number of Malteasers you’ll realistically be able to consume.If this is the case, this recipe is for you. This cake used one of those giant boxes of Malteasers to decorate it, but if you have a few blank spaces I’m sure you can add … Continue reading Malteaser cake

Christmas pudding cupcakes

As a pretty novice cake decorator I find that I can relate to people who shy away from complicated recipes. However, I feel like I am gaining confidence with everything I decorate and how effective it is building up simple shapes to create a picture (although I do marvel at people’s piped creations and beautiful sugar craft). Anyway, these Christmas puddings turned out beautifully considering … Continue reading Christmas pudding cupcakes

Chocolate finger cake

I should possibly thing of more whimsical names for my cakes. However, I’m not sure its quite me to call this something like “Fingerlicious chocolate cake” or “Chocolate decadence”. Anyway, this cake tastes dreamy, looks impressive and can be made by even the least confident of bakers. The only 2 pieces of advice to be given when making this is 1. make sure the sponges … Continue reading Chocolate finger cake

Vanilla sponge 2 ways – Dr Who cupcakes and Sprinkle Cake

I think when it comes to cake simple is definitely underrated. As it was D’s birthday this I obviously made him a cake. Not one to usually do cake making by halves I also made cupcakes to have at his birthday party. Simple vanilla cake is a big favourite with D (and his friends) so I thought I’d use the opportunity to sing the praises … Continue reading Vanilla sponge 2 ways – Dr Who cupcakes and Sprinkle Cake

Berry upside down cake

For me the phrase “upside down cake” evokes the memory of a Blue Peter presenter (Anthea Turner I think) making a pineapple topped creation. At the time I was very very little so I can’t say I really remember actually wanting to eat the cake. Anyway, for me the upside down cake is pretty much 70s throwback meets 90s childhood recipe and it appeals to … Continue reading Berry upside down cake

BBC Good Food Show Spring 2015

So the BBC Good Food Show returned to Harrogate once more and I was lucky enough to get press tickets for the event again (a massive thank you for that, we had a very welcome day off work and very fun day today). This year the show was even more popular than last year and there was an overwhelmingly large number of foodies of all … Continue reading BBC Good Food Show Spring 2015

Chocolate mouse cupcakes

I absolutely love giving people cakes on their birthday, especially if I have time to make them myself. This weekend was one of D’s best friend’s birthday celebrations so I decided to take some cakes along to the event. Unfortunately, after one too many libations on of the cupcakes met a very sad ending in York station. Alas, such is life. Anyway, these chocolatey cakes … Continue reading Chocolate mouse cupcakes

Cream Egg Brownies (Gluten free)

So I’ve heard some shocking reports of how Cream Eggs aren’t being made with Dairy Milk chocolate this year. While this may be true I was feeling kind when D had his friend to stay last weekend so I made them some brownies (which also made it to our respective workplaces). While cream eggs are a chocolate traditionally associated with Easter and I notice Easter … Continue reading Cream Egg Brownies (Gluten free)